au gratin

adjective au gra·tin \ō-ˈgrä-tən, -, -ˈgra-\

: covered with bread crumbs or cheese and then baked until brown

Full Definition of AU GRATIN

:  covered with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned (as under a broiler)
au gratin adverb

Examples of AU GRATIN

  1. They served potatoes au gratin with the fish.

Origin of AU GRATIN

French, literally, with the burnt scrapings from the pan
First Known Use: 1806

Rhymes with AU GRATIN


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